A Night at the Symphony

This past Saturday night we attended the Charlotte Symphony’s performance of Chopin Piano Concerto No.2. It was the first time I’d been to the Charlotte Symphony (although during my junior high years I played in the youth symphony and performed in the Blumenthal twice during that time.)

We started the evening off at the Capitol Grille…

... where this painting glared down at us while we ate.
… where this painting glared down at us while we ate.
Asparagus Soup for mum to start.
Asparagus Soup for mum to start.
The Herb Chicken - which is more than can be eaten in 3 meals for me.
The Herb Chicken – which is more than can be eaten in 3 meals for me.
Wild Mushrooms... yum!
Wild Mushrooms… yum!

When we arrived at the designated park deck and walked into the Bank of America building, we were surprised to see not one but two proms were taking place on both the upper and lower levels of the Overstreet Mall.

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After placing our drink pre-orders for intermission we headed into the Belk Theater and found our seats.

Getting ready...
Getting ready…

Since pictures weren’t allowed during the performance, I snapped a quick picture of the stage before hand. You can’t see the piano here, but when it was time for the guest performer to play Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2, the rolled it to where the conductors platform is.

Three pieces were performed in total:

  1. Carmen Suite No.1 | Bizet
  2. Piano Concerto No.2 | Chopin
  3. Symphony No.5 | Sebelius

It was an amazing performance, and Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva, is truly a master of interpreting the great composer.

~theavidpen

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  • Reply meljoy13 April 29, 2015 at 2:41 am

    Sounds amazing!

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